One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety
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Depicts a group of youngsters riding bicycles to the park for a picnic and pictures the violation of various bicycle safety rules. Pictures, as the children are eliminated one by one because of rule violations, only one arriving at the park for the picnic.
Safety Education Rules Punishment Danger Lurks
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
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Subject: Another Music Video
GUM - Elafonissi Blue
Not much to say except the song rules and I love the use of the footage, especially with all the trippy 80s video effects going on.
Also there's a Rifftrax version of One Got Fat which they released for free here:
This bizarre safety video sure does get around.
Subject: Music video
Anchor End - Can’t Say I Ever Quit
Subject: I created a music video using this footage
The Aquaerials - "The Lion and The Lamb"
(mo relacionado con el video original)
Subject: Police ticket
still have the ticket...Dad sent it to me years ago.
Subject: Medias Usual Garden Path to a 'Happy' Hell Tic-Tacs
Don't be evolutionary Un-Devo & Get a Motor?
It's safer more secure & in future you can reverse any psychological, 'problem/s' you may have into maybe some 'Mug' on one of these!
As outdoors & from an Era of Pre-Florescent Lit Bales of Hay Galleriad Art devolvement it's Visually Quite a Beaut
Subject: Just one question
Subject: Brings back memories.
Subject: And I thought I was crazy
Subject: IMDb entry
I see that a Diane Chambers was in it. Why couldn't they have also found a Sam Malone?
I'm guessing that part of this was shot in or near Elysian Park in Los Angeles, Calif. I recognize a tunnel on the Pasadena Fwy (Route 110) immediately east and down slope from Dodger Stadium. The palm tree lined streets where most of the film was shot look like they are located in a foothill community in Pasadena or east of there. It has the typical smoggy sky look of the LA Basin. Too bad there weren't any street name signs visible.
Subject: Absurdist Public Service
Subject: Who Will Survive?
Subject: Primal Bike Safety
We'd watched it after a night out, so at first thought we were tripping or something...
we had to check it again the next day in a sober state and couldn't believe it was actually for real!
It truly is something different..
Subject: Hi-Q Strikes Again
And the movie makes perfect sense. All your friends get killed on the road, so what do you? Continue on to an empty park and eat.
But the film is obviously effective, even today. I've never seen one child wearing a monkey mask while riding.
I wonder if any of these kids put this epic of the cinema on their resumés? And was Max Hutto the same Max Hutto who directed Fibber McGee and Molly in the early 50s?
For Mr. Carras: the music is a regular Capitol Hi-Q fest here. The first bed if ZR-45 Metropolitan by Geordie Hormel, the opening one is PG 291 City Slicker by Phil Green. The background music for the bulk of the riding scenes in this odd film mostly consists of two cues from the appropriately (and perhaps newly re-) named Bicycle Ride (Loose-Cookerly-Cadkin) and Bargain Sale (Loose).
Subject: Where's the Sequel?
Subject: Tink Got Tinked!
Subject: Words cannot express my astonishment
This is one of the best and most bizarre things I have ever seen.
Subject: One Got Fat
Subject: Craziest Film Ever
I took a chance and googled "monkey bicycle saftey movie". This was the first site that came up.
I am glad that I was not the only one who remembered the movie.
Subject: I love the 60's
Now I know I'm not crazy. The ghoulish people with skull-heads really did exist. It's great to see this film again even if it is creepy and hard to understand how this was supposed to teach kids anything. I don't remember thinking it was a lesson about bike safety. I just remember being scared by it.
Subject: brings me back!
Subject: Phenomenally creepy
As others point out, the film is odd enough regarding visuals and content, but that chiding, wheedling, nagging yet strangely emotionless voice really makes it worth downloading!
Subject: This has got to be...
Subject: Wierd Wierd Bycicle Safety Film
Subject: One Got Fat
Subject: I saw this movie in school!
It was 1979, I was nine years old, and in Mrs. Wirth's class at Harry L. Edson Elementary School in Kingston, NY. The cafeteria at Edson was extended into the old auditorium after the new one was built. So, they would set up a movie screen on the old stage and a Bell & Howell projector and show educational films and cartoons during lunch.
One Got Fat was one of the many educational films that was shown. It really stuck with me because it was so wonderfully weird and creepy. It must have given many kids nightmares, especially back in 1963 when it was made.
I remember sitting in the dark watching these kids in grotesque ape masks suffering all sorts of horrendous accidents in the name of teaching bike safety. In the darkened lunchroom, I could tell that the teachers were revolted by this film, but the kids got a kick out of it.
Even though this was made by Dale Jennings, it could have easily come from the warped mind of Sid Davis. If you've ever seen a Sid Davis educational film - especially one of his "don't talk to strangers" movies - you know that Davis believed that the best way to teach kids is to scare the living hell out of them.
After seeing this Jennings film, I bet there were a lot of abandoned bikes left to rust in the garage. :o)
Thank you, Prelinger people, for adding this gem to your collection! Please add more "classroom classics" from the 1960s and 70s!
- Eric Petersen
Subject: Mortality rate for Apechild Cyclists holds steady near 100%
I'm still trying to figure out how a bike with 2 people on it fit down an open manhole, or why the manhole was open, or why the apechildren owned bikes, or why there are apechildren, or why the steamroller didn't slow down/turn, or why the rest of the apechildren don't lend medical aid to the injured ones instead of continuing on their merry way.
This film bothers me on a very fundamental level
5 stars, best in show.
Subject: Deliciously Funny
Subject: Best editing ever!
Subject: One Got Fat
Subject: planet of the apes rides a bike
Subject: Oh my goodness
I think that most young children would probably not even want to go near a bike after seeing this.
Subject: Right? Right.
Subject: Planet of the bicyclists
Subject: A classic!
Subject: Fractured Fairy Tales
They managed to cover all the basics, but having the children in ape masks gives the whole thing a surreal feeling. Some of situations are bit over the top, such as having one child seemingly run over by a steamroller or fall down an open manhole cover. However, there is nothing explicit about the scenes and they drive the point about what could happen if the rules are not followed.
Horton's narration and the totally ridiculous names help prevent the movie from becoming too grusome.
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